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:05. news 4's angie goff at the live desk. >>> breaking news out of vatican city. the vatican confirms that pope benedict will resign on february 28th. the vatican confirming this information. he made a statement in latin during a small event saying that he does not have the strength anymore. the vatican did not offer any more explanation but once again this breaking news out of vatican city that pope benedict will resign as of february 28th. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> thank you, angie. president obama will honor a hero from the war in afghanistan. he'll award this man the medal of honor. he and his fellow soldiers battled hundreds of taliban fighters for more than 12 hours in 2009. eight americans died. romesha will be the only third living member to receive the medal of honor. >>> authorities in california are preparing for another day of searching for a suspected killer. police in los angeles are offering $1 million for information on christopher dorner, an ex-police officer accused of murdering three people. officers surrounding a home improvement store yesterday aft
. that leaves that very important vacancy and sets up a conclave of cardinals. vatican says by mid-march at the latest. vatican says we should have a new pope by esther sunday march 31. pope benedict will not take part in the conclave. usually a conclave happens after a pope dies. 1415 was the last time a pope quit in office. who is the next pope? he could come from developing areas of the world. it guarantees a lot of drama and a lot of black or white smoke coming from the roof is sistine chapel. march report concerns about the pope's health surfaced this past christmas eve. have it can watchers say he looked frail as he delivered the midnight mass. here he is riding in a motorized cart. the mass is moved up two hours to give the pope time to rest for the christmas day speech. he took the opportunity to urge peace in the middle east during the holidays and was looking rather frail at christmas before this big decision. dill * it was remarkable to watch him at the midnight mass the amount of help he needed to move anywhere inside of st. peter's. cart mall timothy dolan, the archbis
going on right now at the vatican that none of us have ever witnessed. a pope about to speak for the final time before he retires tomorrow. >> it really is remarkable to be watching this all morning. let's go live to christiane amanpour who is anchoring our special coverage live from rome. >> good morning. indeed it is unprecedented. these are unchartered waters. right now you're soon going to have pope benedict xvi making his final official speech to the public before stepping down just over 24 hours from now. at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow, he becomes the first pope in centuries to resign. and he's leaving behind a vatican really at a cross roads. the catholic church facing difficult challenges and also opportunities as it moves forward. now, as i say, usually when there's a transition and we've covered it so many times, well, not so many times, but the last one i was here, and that was because a pope died. john paul ii died after living his last years infirmed and in visible pain. now we have a transition, we have a living pope. you're not watching a funeral before the next pope is
the first pope in six centuries to resign. allen pizzey in vatican city with what happens now. mark phillips on who might be next. tensions are high after reported sightings of the most wanted man in california. bill whitaker reports on the dragnet. we now know what a massive tornado left behind in mississippi -- >> that is big! >> pelley: while in new england they're counting the losses from the record blizzard. and cliff romesha receives the medal of honor. he tells david martin how he earned the highest award for valor. >> reporter: the citation says there were 400 enemy soldiers. >> and we had 52 great americans. didn't seem fair to them. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. when the news got out today, catholics all over the world were asking whether they had heard correctly. something that just doesn't happen just did: a pope resigned. pope benedict xvi, 85 years old and frail, told a meeting of cardinals today he no longer has the physical and mental strength to carry out his responsibilities. on february 28, he will be
beginning with allenn pizzey in vatican city. >> reporter: the surprise announcement was delivered to a gathering of cardinals in latin. citing his age, pope benedict said to do his work both strength of mind and body are necessary and that his have deteriorated "to the extent that i have to recognize my incapacity to fulfill the ministry entrusted to me." vatican sources said the pope had been considering his resignation for some time, but the clerics who heard it were still taken by surprise according to bishop oscar sanchez. "we were all stunned" he said. "all the cardinals looked atll each other and that was it.ook we asked for a last blessing." but perhaps they should have seen it coming. benedict has been in failing health for some time and had previously said he would consider resigning if he felt he could no longer carry on. but vatican officials said no specific medical condition prompted the resignation. vatican spokesman father federico lombardi said the pope acted with what he called "great freedom and clarity." >> we will continue to love him and to receive his love. >
later on today. >>> 5:11. we continue to follow breaking news from the vatican where the pope has announced he is stepping down. you can see many people at the vatican on the plaza gathering. also, digging out. the clean-up begins after a massive storm slams the east coast. >> and two men rescued after their car plunges down a cliff. what a witness said he saw before that car went over that cliff. coming up. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. [ male announcer ] listen to this symphony of flavor: crrkkhshziiiizzlllee. beautiful. shhhhshshshshhshshhhhhsshhhshs. gorgeous! here comes the crescendo. kkerrrrbbuuuuuucraaackkk. just...incredible. pillsbury toaster strudel. if beethoven made breakfast. the accident happened yesterday afternoo ilton >>> a corvette goes off a cliff in the east san jose foothills yesterday afternoon on the mount hamilto
. >>> the vatican says the pope is resigning on february 28. still no reason. >>gretchen: 4,000 cruise ship passengers stranded in the middle of the ocean after a fire breaks out aboard the boat killing the power. the cruise ship is in the gulf of mexico and running on a backup generator. carnival cruise line says the fire was put out right away and no one was hurt. a woman on board called her husband and told him what was going on. >> she was crying and said they had no power, they had no running water. they had no way to use the bathroom. >>gretchen: the ship will be towed to mexico. it is expected to arrive on wednesday. >>gretchen: a real-life tragedy for reality tv. a crash yesterday near los angeles. all three members aboard the aircraft were killed. the cause not known. >>> a storm generated in southern california after somebody said they spotted christopher dorner. -- a lowe's store was closed. the city announced a $1 million reward for information leading to dorner's capture. >> this is an act of domestic terrorism. this is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect th
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tonight's top story. >> reporter: the announcement stopped vatican insider -- shocked vatican insiders and catholics around the world. pope benedict xvi been said it's time for someone physically stronger to leave the cat like church. >> reporter: the contest making this stunning announcement at a meeting with his cardinals. >> and he plans to retire at the end of themont. >> i'm shocked as much as you. >> reporter: even though he's aware of the seriousness of stepping down, he doesn't have the strength to carry out his papal duties saying, quote, both strength and mind and body are necessary. strength, which in the last few months, did tireiated in me. >> i always admired him as a scholar, as a priest, as a holy man. and now my admiration is higher because his humility. >> reporter: he's 85 years old, the first german pope in hundreds of years. elected in 2005, he succeeded john paul ii. there have been recent concerns about his health and he's needed help walking, but a vatican spokesperson insists he's not facing anything grave. the cardinals will elect his replacement and
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will eventually move into a monastery for cloistered nuns in the vatican. officials say he will dedicate his time to prayer and reflection. brian? >> richard engel, thanks. >>> for a lot of american catholics, this pope was a man whose name they heard once a week at mass. a relative enigma compared to john paul ii, of course. an old fashioned man in modern times. and now the question for catholics and their church becomes what next. nbc's anne thompson is here with us, with part of that story. anne, good evening. >> good evening, brian. we're in such uncharted territory, that the vatican doesn't even know how pope benedict will be addressed after february 28th. when a pope dies, the conclave to elect his successor begins 15 days after his death. but now when it will start is just one of many mysteries in the wake of today's startling news. ♪ the cardinals, the men who will elect benedict's successor, were as surprised as the people in the pews. new york's cardinal timothy dolan on the "today" show. >> i'm as startled as the rest of you and anxious to find out exactly what's going on. >> reporte
with the developing story from the vatican. pope benedict xvi announced this morning he'll step down as leader of the catholic church. nothing like this happened before in the modern mechanics of the church. angie, two obvious questions. why and what happens next? >> good morning to you. even with the answers we have people remain in shock over this announcement. he also gave his blessing in finding the next leader of the catholic church. leading the prayer this morning at the vatican, pope benedict xvi told a small group he's leaving at the end of the month. in a statement he says his strength due to his age has deteriorated making him unable to fulfill the demands of the position. the vatican said he's not leaving because of difficulties with the papacy. benedict is the first pontiff to step down in more than 700 years. a vatican spokesman told the "today" show there was fair warning about the decision. >> clearly he doesn't physically feel up to the job. i think this was an act of humility to admit that. a couple top officials have known for some time, certainly several weeks i was told tha
>>> on our broadcast tonight, stepping down. the stunning news from the vatican, pope benedict announces he is resigning. the first to step aside in more than 700 years. as 1 billion catholics are left wondering why, what it means for the church, and who might replace him. >>> the fugitive. the ex cop terrorizing southern california. police officers are being protected around the clock. a reward up to $1 million. >>> the big digs, people snowed under and waiting for help. plus a direct hit from a tornado in the south. >>> and a genuine american hero. the incredible story how he saved so many lives, fighting back tears today as he received this nation's highest award for military valor. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. it came out of nowhere. and it stunned the over 1 billion catholics around the world when the pope announced early this morning, our time, he is stepping down, abdicating. this hasn't happened in seven centuries. pope benedict has served during a troubling
was at the vatican for all of it today. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. you know, in his final days, pope benedict has shown the world he has the ability to surprise. first in his decision to abdicate. and then today in his last public speech, revealing the personal toll leading the catholic church has taken on him. they came to witness history. >> i think this is something we're going to be able to look back at and tell our grandkids we were there. >> reporter: to say thank you. >> for all of us, he has been a really amazing teacher. >> reporter: and applaud the first pope in 700 years to voluntarily step down. >> i'm sure that he's really a very intelligent man, that he cares more about the church than about his role in the church. >> reporter: respect and affection is benedict's trouble pontificate comes to an end. >> i continue to accompany the church with my prayers and i ask each of you to pray for me. >> reporter: in his unusually personal sermon, benedict called the papacy a great weight, filled with joy and difficulty. speaking of the rough seas he encountered, he conc
the news broke. we have a reporter live in vatican city this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a day after the shocking announcemen by pope benedict that he'll resign, more details remerging about that decision. the vatican's own newspaper says that decision was taken months ago, right after his trip to mexico and cuba in march 2012. that's when the pope realized he was too old and too weak to just perform the duties of a pontiff including, of course, transatlantic trouble. what's going to happen now? february 28th at 8:00 in the evening rome time he's going to stop being the poem and he won't have any more powers over the catholic church. he'll then retire to the summer residence of the pope. and when a new pope is elected hopefully right before easter, then he'll retire to a life of spirituality to a closer convent inside vatican city. >> thank you so much. >>> turning now to weather. some connecticut residents are still digging out from this weekend's big blizzard. in hampton, they're using heavy equipment and snow blowers and shovels to clear the streets of three feet of snow. so
to restore service. >>> and news out of the vatican about the pope. if you haven't seen it, we'll bring you that, as well. it's monday, february 11th, 2013. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning. i'm andrew ross sorkin along with joe kernen. becky is off. . breaking news, the vatican has just announced the pope will be resigning on february 28th. >>> the blizzard brought as much as three feet of snow to some areas in the northeast. here is the massachusetts governor. >> we're, woulding hard to make sure that the t is fully functional by the morning commute. utilities seem to be making progress. >> bertha coombs will join us with the latest from power outages to grounded flights. then, of course, there is the topics of the markets. earnings season is winding down. only 53 s&p 500 companies set to report. one event to watch, janet yellen is scheduled to speak on the economy today and our guest host this hour will be the former managing director at pimco. he's currently the share of global societies of fellows. and also we have rebecca patterson. we've got a lot to did you discuss wi
're with us. i'm jenna lee. pope benedict xvi citing his declining health for this decision. the vatican says there is nothing mysterious or grave they quote. but the pope benedict xvi brother told a german newspaper that the pope had difficulty walking. just one report but something to take into consideration here. the 85-year-old pontiff will resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as pope. he was elected by his fellow cardinals in 2005. we're getting new reaction to the announcement from around the world and across the united states. the united states home to 68 million catholics, about 1/5 of the country, including reaction from one church leader elevated to cardinal by the pope last february. >> my affection and for and ad mir vision -- admiration for pope ben benedict xvi. i love him so much, as the bish shop of roam who appointed me to you all. to the holy father who made me a cardinal. i just always admired him as a scholar, as a priest, as a holy man. i'm in admiration for him is even higher because of his you humility. jenna: mr. anderson just had a private meeting
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this morning. why parishioners are shocked but vatican insiders might not be. >> reporter: and bay area target thieves are targeting freeway metering lights. how this trend could be adding to your commute when "mornings on 2" continues. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> breaking news from the vatican. the pope is resigning. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live from san francisco with more whoop was behind this morning a historic announcement. tara? >> reporter: well, some say it's bad timing with easter coming up so close. this is really the spiritual time for catholic
. since it has been about 600 years since a pope has resigned the vatican having to answer some questions about what comes next. the vatican saying today that pope benedict the 16th will become an amaretus pope and will still wear his white robe. some cardinals are concerned about the confusion which may emerge having both a new pope and a retired pope living within the vatican walls and sharing a secretary. but the spokesman says these decisions are all being very well thought out. the pope will hold his final public audience tomorrow. some comical words by nancy pelosi today, addressing house speakers john boehner's assertion. she says that the republicans aren't just kicking the can down the road it's more like they are nudging the potato across the table with their noses. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. ♪ gets that i actually mean it. michael shure: this show is about being up to date so a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i am given to doing anyway. joy behar: you can say anything here. jerry springer: i spent a cou
the vatican on february 28th, the church says he will go live for a while in castle gandolfo, which is the pope's summerout house in a small town outside of rome. he will live at that castle while construction work is done on a cloistered monastery inside the vatican complex. then when the construction is done, he will move back into the vatican. and living in that cloistered monastery, provided that papal cloistering is like other kinds of cloistering, i think that means he will have no contact with the outside world while he lives there. he will be closed off. in any case, the cardinals will then meet, they say before the end of march, to choose pope benedict's successor. and then we will have two living popes, or one living pope and an ex-pope. but there is a plan. before we goat the drama and the political and theological import of the choosing of the new pope what is remarkable here just organizationally is there is an agreed upon and accept wade forward in an instance like this. there is a plan for how this goes, this thing that last happened in the early 1400s. is this like p
is live from the vatican. ann, the message that the pope delivered was unusually personal. tell me about what he said. it must have been an extraordinary day. >> reporter: it really was, andrea. it was an extremely personal message from this reserved man. pope benedict spoke to the crowd ability his eight years as pontiff. he described the papacy as a great weight. the pope doesn't have privacy. every moment of his life is someone else's. he compared it to the story of st. peter on the boat in the sea of galley and the storm comes up and he said when the seas got rough and the high winds came he said sometimes he felt like st. peter in the boat. he told the crowd that he felt like the lord was sleeping. that was an extraordinary admission, i think, from the leader of the catholic church. it was a deeply moving sermon. many people in the crowd felt very touched by what he had to say. the people who came today, they came to see history. they came to support him to say yes, we believe that you have done the right thing by stepping down because he is the first pope in 600 years to step down
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> it was anything but a normal monday in vatican city. the pope surprised everyone by doing something that hasn't been done in hundreds of years. >> tonight the deep south still reeling from tornadoes and that weather system may not be over yet. >> and three people are dead after a courthouse shooting in delaware. an eyewitness describes running for his life coming up. >>> we start off with the surprising resignation of pope benedict xvi. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. it's the announcement that stunned virtually everyone. the pope will step down the end of this month. fox 5's will thomas is in the newsroom with the reason behind the move and how the church plans to fill one of the most prestigeous jobs in the world. >> the reason, the pop says he's physically and mental -- the pope says he's physically and mentally not up to it. cardinal joe george ratzinger with the -- cardinal george ratzinger and by all counts pope benedict actually a shy man who loves reading and writing books more than greeting crowds.
the vatican. pope benedict xvi said he will step down on february 28th citing health reasons. he becomes the first pontiff to abdicate in 600 years. cardinal timothy nolan re acted to the pope's announcement this morning on nbc's "today" show. >> i'm as startled as the rest of you and anxious to find out exactly what's going on. >> i find myself kind of somber, you know? in a way, boy, i love this pope. i mean, every catholic feels the pope is his father, we call him our holy father. the world looks to him with respect and affection. >> the vatican spokesman said a new pope will be elected by the ed of march. >>> some of my favorite jokes on twitter had to do with him making some money in the private sector. he's raised the bar as to what you're going to give up for lent. there's good reaction today, happened early this morning. media and twitter was on it. >> we continue tweeting with the question. >> it's a good question. >> he's got about as many followers as joan rivers, i think. there's been rankings that he falls in the joan rivers category. >> after the ipod, the ipad and iphone,
mali. >>> the vatican is lashing out this morning at a new report resigned after finding out about an underground gay network of priests in the vatican. it was published by the italian newspaper "la repubblica." >> reporter: the vatican issued it's a strong word and angry at statements by the secretary of state in response of those allegations made yesterday. now let me read you part of it so you can get a sense on what tone they used to answer to those allegations. it says in it that it is regrettable as we draw near to the beginning of the conclave when cardinal electors shall be bound in conscience and before god to treatly express their choice, news reports abound which are often unverifiable or not subsequent damage to people and institutions. >> mara, these are strong words for a strong denial by the vatican. >> claudio, tomorrow is the pope's last sunday blessing before he retires on february 28th. what do we know about the timing of when the next pope will be elected? >> well, we don't have the beginning -- the beginning of the conclave, and the election of the pope yet and
of reflection and prayer in a monastery. it sounds like the vatican will move very quickly to pick a new pope. it could happen by easter. it's so rare for one to step down- the vatican isn't even sure what to call benedict maybe "bishop emeritus of rome." >> at this time tomorrow. president obama will deliver his first state of the union kron4's dan kerman has a preview of some controversial topics he's expected to discuss. >> reporter: the president is expected to discuss the need to release the debt ceiling and gun-control is another key reason. since we expect him to continue his requirement for background checks. victims themselves have been in fight did and in the house gallery. in fact, the family of the chicago teenager will sit with the first lady. and if the economy could not teach your interest? they're also expected to speak about immigration reform. a pathway of citizenship for all leavened illegal 11--11 illegal immigrants 11 million -- illegal immigrants. and to pare down the amount of troops in afghanistan. dan kerman, kron 4. >> and a reminder, you can watch the president's s
, the first time it's happened in more than 600 years. the vatican says the conclave or vatican process could be moved up sooner. a showdown over the confirmation over senator chuck hagel shall the man president obama has picked to be the next secretary of defense. tonight one high ranking republican says a vote to confirm him should be allowed to happen. and the republicans successful solved his nomination, over a slew of concerns including the position over israel and iran and questions about how the white house has handled the terror attacks on our u.s. consulate in libya have also become part of the debate over chuck hagel. and steve scentanni is live with us. >> some republicans are questioning the qualifications of chuck hagel at the pentagon, but probably be confirmed anyway, now, hagel was widely criticized during his performance during the confirmation hearing and they delayed the vote so they'd have more time to ask the questions about the nominee, they say there should be be no hurry. and it's an important position. and here is senator lindsey graham on fox news sunday. >> i think
. the highest percentages of catholics can be found unsurprisingly at the vatican. 99%. the state with the second highest percentage of catholics, 98% is 7,700 miles away from st. peter's. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. part of my program this week. i will see you next week. >>> despite a recession in europe, major mergers in the -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i'm deborah feyerick in for fredricka whitfield. thanks for joining us and spending part of your afternoon here. these are the top stories that we're following right now in the "cnn newsroom." at this hour thousands of people marching in washington. they want more action on climate change. among the demands, they're looking for president obama to kill the keystone xl pipeline. we've got a reporter right in the thick of it and we'll take you there, just moments away. >>> massachusetts is covered with a thick blanket of snow again, just a week after a monster blizzard slammed into it. boston is the hardest hit with strong winds and blowing snow, making it very difficult to see. as you c
'll have a live report on this story in the next hour. >>> and the vatican is retiring. the pope's twitter account when he steps down. the catholic leader has more than 12 million followers on twitter. >>> and the cdc says this year's flu vaccine, well, it didn't work for most people over 65 years old. for that age group, it was effective in just 9% of the cases. researchers say rates of hospitalization and death for the most common strain of the flu this year were some of the highest ever seen. doctors still aren't sure why. the vaccine did help half of those under 65, which is sort of curious that it helped some people but not all people. >> yeah, but it also -- even if you get the flu, if you have the vaccine, you've got a milder condition than if you don't have the vaccine, supposedly. >> one thing that they say is it's not an exact science. they try to predict what they think is going to be the predominant strains in the next season. so maybe they missed a couple. that's my best guess, is that they missed a couple of the more serious ones. >> all of the doctors recommend if you're ove
an american cardinal could replace him as pope. anne thompson is in vatican city with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. there's all kinds of chatter here at the vatican where pope benedict xvi is back on the job after his week-long lenten retreat. he appointed new bishops today to italy and mexico as people here at the vatican are getting ready for what are expected to be huge crowds for his final two events. meanwhile, there are many questions about this momentous occasion such as who will lead the church that are still unanswered. a week before pope benedict retires and there is still no clear front-runner to succeed him. however, there is a long shot. new york's gregarious cardinal timothy doland. >> i'll do anything to get you guys to church. >> reporter: praising catholic circles for his charismatic persona, his efforts to revitalize the church, and fighting the obama administration's contraception coverage mandate. but this week, doland was deposed about how he dealt with abusive priests as archbishop of milwaukee. what impact is this going to have on cardinal d
about this in the past. >> anything from what has been happening with the vatican paper scandal to potentially his age being an issue. we have unfortunately no information at this point. i'm sure as they continues to develop, we'll have it trickling in. but first to have it reported from the italian news agency before anyone can report it. >> to resign on february the 8th is what dow jones is saying. >> that's after lent -- actually, during lent. not that the timing of this lentin season has anything to do with it, but it's interesting because we're in a build up to the incredibly important season. it's that and the way the news came out doesn't suggest -- so he announced this plan to resign in latin on monday that he would be resigning on february 28th. we're just continuing to bring you the news as we get these flashes through from the news wires. all of them, both dow jones and reuters are quoting as to which is italy's news certa. >> yeah. the italian news stories are running these stories. >> we have been asking here, would love to know f wanted to sort of send this into th
the vatican about pope benedict's health. officials have now confirmed the pope struck his head during his recent trip to mexico, leading some to speculate it may have been a factor in his decision to resign. however, the vatican denies it played any role in the pope's decision. >>> new problems for defense secretary chuck ha goal, republicans are expected to filibuster his confirmation hearing tomorrow morning. they're demanding to know about the president's initial response to the attack in benghazi. >>> and finally, what would you do if you were this guy? a homeless man in kansas city, named billy ray harris looked down in his change cup. he realized a woman had stopped to give him some change. had dropped her diamond engagement ring into his cup. yes. could have pawned it for thousands. gotten away with it. instead, when he saw her again, after hanging on to it, he gave it back. she offered some cash as a thank you, a reward. harris said, nope. doing the right thing, better than any cash reward. it is, in fact, priceless. and i do hope, sarina, you're watching at home. i do hope everyb
. >> and you had a story about the vatican and the pope in there, was that just fortuitous? >> this is a fantastic story about the pope's butler who was arrested and tried for stealing documents. and, you know, the pope's resignation this week in some ways, it's a spiritual crisis, but it's also, you know, i remind people, he is the head of state, the vatican state, and it's an institutional crisis as well. so our writer, sean flynn, spent time with the italian journalist who broke the story. there were more than 20 moles in the vatican who were leaking because they were concerned that the vatican has gotten sort of corrupt in terms of how it's managed. >> so this was just good timing that this all happened -- your magazine comes out the very week -- >> yeah, got it the week -- >> is this brad pitt again? >>, no, it's not. no. >> michael, thank you so much for being with us. >> thanks for having me here. >> and we're very excited, next week -- >> i'll be back, talking about my book. i think you're going to love it. >> crazy, crazy. after visiting friends, it looks fantastic
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